Base Your Life on Reason, Only Reason

Music: The Art of the Fugue: Contrapuntus 19.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Alessandro Simonetto, at Kunst der Fuge.

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Base your life on reason, only reason,
And watch your heart go crazy on the spot!
Some would vary judgment with the season,
Though some would say it is, or it is not.
In politics, one should be politic,
Lest change change what one needs to stay alive.
Logic cannot tell what makes things tick;
Each thought remains a creature of the hive.
Despite the power of reason, please take heed:
An amputated cranium tends to bleed.
Yet nations healed holistically will thrive.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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